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William Hill to shut 700 offices putting 4,500 jobs at risk

William Hill to shut 700 offices putting 4,500 jobs at risk

William Hill plans to cut about a third of its betting shops and jobs in Britain after the government slashed the maximum stake permitted on fixed-odds terminals. Britain cut the maximum stake allowed to 2 pounds ($2.52) in April after complaints that the machines were highly addictive and allowed players to rack up big losses.

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 1 year

What are the odds on this ?

Barny Fraggles
Barny Fraggles 1 year

That's a shame, because we all know the sign of a prosperous area is a central betting shop filled with the rabid-eyed fathers of happy and financially stable families.

FirstCensorshipThenJail 1 year

Economic blackmail.

Randy Souse-Git
Randy Souse-Git 1 year

My wife and I toured the UK in late April and early May. I was astounded by the sheer number of betting shops. They are everywhere you turn in the major cities. Never realized until I saw it. I'm no prude, I've been to casinos, OTB parlors and race tracks. But when you see as many little gambling shops as they have there you also understand they must have a real issue of creating and sustaining gambling addicts by allowing such prevalent and immediate access. Edit for typo

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